2020 Toyota Highlander Gets Iihs Top Safety Pick Award

2020 Toyota Highlander gets IIHS Top Safety Pick award

Toyota's redesigned 2020 Highlander midsize SUV has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with the familiar caveat that the rating applies only to certain headlight packages available in certain trim levels.

The fourth-generation Highlander comes with three headlight options. IIHS rates the static LED reflectors, the base version that comes on the L, LE and XLE models, as poor, which is why the crossover missed out on being named a Top Safety Pick+. The static LED projector headlights on the Limited and Hybrid Limited trims rated acceptable, while the curve-adapted LED projectors on the Platinum versions earned good ratings.

2020 Mazda Cx-30 Awarded Iihs Top Safety Pick

2020 Mazda CX-30 awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 has come out of the gate swinging on the safety front, earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award in its first year on the market. 

Mazda's new baby crossover earned a "Good" rating in all six of the Institute's crashworthiness categories (driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint) and its accident avoidance system was rated "Superior."

2019 Toyota Rav4 Is An Iihs Top Safety Pick +

2019 Toyota RAV4 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick +

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has impressed us with aggressive styling and pleasant driving dynamics. And now the completely redesigned small crossover impresses with safety, too, as it just received the IIHS' highest rating: Top Safety Pick +. The RAV4 earned this safety commendation after returning the best "Good" results in every crash test including both small overlap front crashes. The front crash prevention system, which is standard on all versions of the RAV4, gives adequate warning and can stop the vehicle from hitting an object at speeds of up to 25 mph. And as an added bonus, child seat LATCH anchor access gets the "Good +" rating for easy access and extra anchors. The one caveat to the RAV4's rating is that, like many other vehicles, it applies only to models with optional headlights. Only the adaptive LED projector lights on the Hybrid Limited model earned the "Good" rating. The LED reflector lights on all non-hybrid models and the Hybrid LE trim received the second lowest rating of "Marginal" and the Hybrid XLE, Hybrid XSE and Hybrid Limited trims got the lowest score of "Poor." But all the high scores for crash safety, automatic emergency braking and seat anchor access apply to all versions of the RAV4. With the RAV4 earning the Top Safety Pick + rating, it becomes one of six small crossovers with the rating. Among direct competitors, the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester and Hyundai Tucson have the same rating, and also have similar headlight asterisks. The Hyundai Kona, a smaller crossover, and the Volvo XC40, a more expensive crossover, also get the Top Safety Pick + rating.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Small Crossover Is An Iihs Top Safety Pick - Autoblog

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross small crossover is an IIHS Top Safety Pick - Autoblog

The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a funky little crossover with a name that has angered more than a few Eclipse fans out there. Today it gets honors from the IIHS, though, in the form of a Top Safety Pick award. It's great to see the totally new Mitsubishi get safety honors for what is probably the best car the company sells in the U.S. now. You will have to get an upmarket version of the vehicle for it to be one that qualifies for the award, though. That nets you the LED headlights rated as Acceptable and the front crash prevention technology. It avoided collisions when traveling at 12 mph and 25 mph in IIHS testing. On top of that, it needed to score Good in all the major crashworthiness tests, which it did. The full breakout of scores showed it scored an Acceptable rating for some of the specifics the IIHS was looking into, but the car appears plenty safe from a crash perspective. Child safety seat testing found that the car's LATCH system was extremely easy to use, netting it a Good rating in that category, too. The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross starts at $24,690 for a completely base car, and stretches to around the $30,000 mark in its most expensive form.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Earns Iihs Top Safety Pick Rating

2020 Toyota Corolla sedan earns IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

The IIHS has finally crash tested the 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan, and it has earned the organization's second highest commendation of Top Safety Pick. It matches the hatchback that was tested earlier, meaning all versions of the Corolla have this high safety rating.

Getting the car to the Top Safety Pick rating are excellent crash test results. The car earned the top "Good" ratings for all crashes including the difficult passenger-side small overlap crash. Its standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems also earned the top "Superior" rating and was able to prevent a collision even at 25 mph.

2019 Honda Hr-v Earns Iihs Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda HR-V earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

The changes Honda made when it refreshed its HR-V for 2019 have earned the small crossover a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, when equipped with optional LED headlights and front crash avoidance technology.

Honda made some structural changes to its Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle that IIHS says help to better protect occupants in small overlap and moderate overlap front crashes, which replicate a vehicle clipping a stationary object on its front corners. Previous models earned an acceptable rating for the driver-side small overlap front crash test, and weren't tested for passenger-side small overlap. IIHS gave the 2019 model good ratings, the highest possible, in all six crashworthiness tests.

Revised 2017 Lexus Is Sedan Earns Iihs Top Safety Pick+ Award

Revised 2017 Lexus IS Sedan Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

A revision to the 2017 Lexus IS hasearned the sedan a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Lexus reinforced the IS front end as part of last year’s refresh, but was unable to score higher than Acceptable in the small-overlap front test. A second revision in June 2017 has improved the score to Good, leading to the IIHS top safety honors. See for yourself, here’s video of the crash test:

Toyota Improves 2018 Camry's Headlights, Automatic Braking, Earns Iihs Top Safety Rating

Toyota improves 2018 Camry's headlights, automatic braking, earns IIHS top safety rating

The 2018 Toyota Camry has improved in many, many ways. It's actually both engaging to drive in a straight line and in corners, and it has styling that can raise your heart rate. But for consumers, two of the most important upgrades are the headlights and automatic emergency braking, which have improved enough to earn the Camry the IIHS's highest safety rating, Top Safety Pick +.

According to the IIHS, every model of Camry has headlights that are at least "Acceptable," the second-highest rating from the organization, and there are turning headlights available that earn the highest rating of "Good." This is a significant improvement over the previous generation, which had four variations of headlights, only one of which was rated "Acceptable." Another set was rated "Marginal," and two sets of LED lights were rated "Poor."

Mazda Makes The Safest Cars On The Road, Says Iihs

Mazda Makes The Safest Cars On The Road, Says IIHS

Everyone has their criteria when buying a new car. For many, it comes down first and foremost to safety, and those buyers should consider walking into a Mazda showroom.

That's because every 2017 model that Mazda makes and that has been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has earned its rigorous Top Safety Pick+ certification.

Four Lexus Models Earn Iihs Top Safety Pick+ Awards

Four Lexus Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards

Four Lexus models — the Lexus RC, Lexus ES 350, Lexus NX, and Lexus RX — have all been selected as a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the most of any luxury manufacturer.

To qualify as a Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five IIHS crashworthiness tests—small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints—as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.

2017 Subaru Impreza Earns Iihs 2017 Top Safety Pick + Award

2017 Subaru Impreza Earns Iihs 2017 Top Safety Pick + AwardSubaru of America, Inc. announced today that the 2017 Impreza, when equipped with optional EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK award. When equipped with EyeSight and LED Steering Responsive Headlights, received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2017 Subaru Legacy, Outback And Forester Meet Iihs’ Highest Standard Of Safety

2017 Subaru Legacy, Outback and Forester Meet IIHS’ Highest Standard of Safety Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS; a nonprofit organization supported by auto insurers in the US) has awarded the highest standard of safety, 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+), along with “Good” and “Acceptable” ratings for the newly introduced headlight evaluations, to the 2017 Subaru Legacy (when equipped with Optional EyeSight and specific headlights), Outback (when equipped with Optional EyeSight and specific headlights) and Forester (when equipped with Optional EyeSight and specific headlights built after Oct. 2016) .

2017 Nissan Altima, Maxima And Rogue Earn Top Safety Pick Plus Iihs

2017 Nissan Altima, Maxima and Rogue earn Top Safety Pick Plus IIHSThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today awarded three 2017 Nissan vehicles with its "Top Safety Pick Plus" (TSP+) vehicle safety rating, which is the group's highest-available designation. The 2017 Nissan Altima, Maxima and Rogue each scored at least a "Good" rating in all five "Top Safety Pick" (TSP) test categories and earned "Top Safety Pick Plus" status with "Advanced" or "Superior" ratings for front crash prevention for models equipped with optional Forward Emergency Braking. Beginning this year a "Good" or "Acceptable" rating for headlight performance is also required to earn a TSP+ rating.